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5/15/15

US Airlines Industry: U.S. Airlines Are Like A "Low-Cost Bus Company," Says Emirates Chief - by Tom Gara

Let’s get ready to rumble. Emirates airline president Tim Clark spoke with The National about the big three U.S. airlines that are calling for restrictions on Persian Gulf–based carriers offering international flights to U.S. customers:
“What they should focus on is the appalling state of the US domestic market. It’s happened because the big three were allowed to absorb the rest of the industry…
“And they were blind to standards in their own market as well. Have you been on a US domestic flight? It’s like traveling with a low-cost bus company. The terminals are full of frightened people sitting on the floors because they’ve no facilities, being shouted at by airline agents and cabin crew who are stressed themselves because of the working conditions.
“No wonder that the three airlines accusing us figure regularly on the list of the most-hated companies in America.”
Read more: U.S. Airlines Are Like A "Low-Cost Bus Company," Says Emirates Chief - BuzzFeed News

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